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Changing the bigs


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Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+2 players ($53.3m),
Cap Impact + $702K
  • Harrison Barnes
    Harrison Barnes
    SF, 6' 8", -0.06 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $20.2M

    2yrs

    26
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $33.0M

    4yrs

    23

+1  Wins

-11.95  MPG

+0.11  Off.

-0.79  Def.

Kings

Kings

+2 players ($21.7m),
Cap Impact + $1.4M
  • Jusuf Nurkic
    Jusuf Nurkic
    C, 6' 11", 2.11 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $12.0M

    1yr

    25
  • Derrick Jones Jr.

    PO

    Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, 6' 5", -1.47 LEBRON
    Player Option, Stretch Big

    $9.7M

    1yr

    25

+ 0  Wins

+10.27  MPG

-2.86  Off.

+3.56  Def.

76ers

76ers

+1 player ($30.9m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $2.1M
  • CJ McCollum
    CJ McCollum
    SG, 6' 3", 2.14 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $30.8M

    3yrs

    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Top 10 Protected
    25

-1  Wins

+1.68  MPG

+2.75  Off.

-2.77  Def.

Part 1:

SAC receives Nurkic and Jones POR receives Barnes

Why: Sac gets players more on their timeline, they get a Big to run PnR with Fox and who allows Bagley to play PF (to increase his trade value for the deadline) and Jones to run with Fox. Por gets a starting SF who is older and experienced and can help round out their starting lineup.

Part 2:

PHI receives CJ McCollum and 1st round pick POR receives Ben Simmons

Why: PHI gets a ball handler, an elite scorer, and ball hander, plus a pick they can use to make another trade. POR overpays for Simmons, but honestly Dame's statements made it clear time to hedge bets is over. So POR gets another ball handler and playmaker who can play defense at 3 spots along the line. I would suggest that PHI takes that 1st from Portland and uses it in a deal for Lowry to build a lineup of Lowry/McCollum with Curry and Milton as backups.

Part 3:

POR signs Norman Powell to a 4 year $76 million dollar deal. They go all in. If it doesnt pan out, well, its blow up time anyways.

As I am posting this to Blazers sub, I'll say I know a lot of people will object to a 1st with McCollum, but I think BOLD keeps Dame. The only way. The lineup of Dame, Norm, Barnes, Simmons and Roco would be awfully good in a Warriors type small ball and signing bodies like Kanter/Bamba/Theis to bang with Embiid and Jokic are needed in only a couple scenarios.

Thoughts?


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